In elementary school I absolutely hated reading. Even when I was offered rewards for reading books, I still dreaded it. Most of the time when I “read” a book, I actually only skimmed over it so that I could answer any questions the teacher might ask about it.

As I made my way through high school, I began to question the things I was learning. I was not content with what my textbooks and teachers were telling me, I needed more. I started searching for knowledge and was really drawn to books. I started to read during my spare time and eventually reading became one of my favorite things to do.

After high school, my life has started to get busier and more stressful. I have started to read less and less. That is why I have set up a goal to read a book every month.

I made my list of books into an Excel Spread Sheet:

The books highlighted in green are ones that I already own, whereas the ones highlighted in yellow are ones I still need to purchase.

Reading is an extremely beneficial practice, one that we should all take part in. Although reading a book each month shouldn’t really be that hard, I think it is the perfect place to start. Feel free to join me on my journey to more knowledge!

Has reading benefited your life? If you read consistently, how do you keep the habit going? Any books that aren’t on the list that I should consider reading?

Let me know in the comments!